Rossford to spend $2.5M on Jennings Road


ROSSFORD — The city has approved a contract to get one of its streets repaired.

Council in April awarded a contract to Helms & Songs for the Jennings Road reconstruction project in the amount of $4,300,192. The Northwestern Water and Sewer District will pay the city $1,836,000 for its portion of the project.

The work will start this summer and will include Jennings Road from Eagle Point Road to Veterans Memorial Park. There will be new curbs, gutters and sidewalks on both sides of the road. Speed tables – similar to speed bumps – will be included at the Lorraine and Riverside intersections.

The ends of Hillcrest and Riverside will also be paved, according to city Administrator Allyson Murray.

Also at the meeting, council:

• Learned police Sgt. Anthony Allen was named Crisis Intervention Officer of the Year by NAMI Wood County. He has been with the department for 10 years.

• Approved entering an agreement with Feller Finch for engineering services for the Colony Road culvert. The city will pay up to $400,000 for the project, which has an estimated cost of $900,000. Murray said the road can’t be repaired until the culvert is fixed.

• Approved the purchase of 750 tons of rock salt from Ohio Department of Transportation. The cost is to be determined but likely will be between $45,000 and $55,000, Murray said.

• Gave a first reading to new rules and regulations for the marina.

The new rules include a discount of 15% on dock rental fees for Rossford residents and a 20% discount for residents who are 65 and older; active duty and honorably discharged service members can launch their boat for free; there may only be one boat in any dock space at a time; boats powered by outboard motors in the lowered position if the extend far enough beyond their assigned dock to be a danger to other boats in the channel; removal of a clause prohibiting boat launches between midnight and 5 a.m.; and removal of a clause prohibiting sounding devices such as animal repellent.

Jeff Appelhans, of Hannum Avenue, asked for the 12-5 a.m. launch limit to be put back in. He said the rule was put into the code so the citizens on Hannum would not have to listen to boat traffic overnight.

Most launches at 4 or 5 a.m. are not an issue, it’s the evenings when they dock late and they’ve been partying, he said.

Jennifer Hill, Homestead Drive, asked council to appoint citizens to the marina committee who have boats.

“There are things that have been put in place that don’t serve boaters too well,” she said.

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